ISCA Newsletter April 2020: Be part of a World Record attempt from home, get ready to step up on 29 April, have your say on the new WHO physical activity guidelines, hear how our members are joining forces to survive the crisis and much more!

Help set a World Record from your living room!

Staying at home shouldn’t mean stopping exercise. To boost your energy during the lockdown, we’re throwing the biggest online PE lesson of all time! Are you in?

ISCA invites you to set a World Record from your very own living room! The whole world united for 30-minute workout led by a qualified PE teacher. ISCA is a global partner of the event, organised by our member V4Sport, which will be livestreamed on Facebook on Wednesday 22 April at 2:30pm CEST.

Check when it’s happening in your time-zone:
🕗 New York City 8:30 am
🕐 London 1:30 pm
🕑 Wrocław 2:30 pm (Central European Summer Time)
🕤 Tokyo 9:30 pm

Sign up for the event here

Organiser: V4Sport 
Global partners: ISCA and Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance 
Join us on 29 April for the 6th edition of No Elevators Day and show the world how you #UseTheStairs to keep active. Get creative, take a photo or video of your workout using the stairs and share it with us along with the hashtag!

Public consultation on draft WHO physical activity guidelines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released its latest draft ‘Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children and adolescents, adults and older adults’ for public consultation until this Friday, 17 April. ISCA is set to present its feedback, urging the WHO to recognise that collective, rather than individual, efforts are key to ensuring the guidelines are followed and met, as ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby writes.

Read the full comment here

#UseTheStairs this No Elevators Day under lockdown

This year for No Elevators Day on 29 April, rather than asking you to organise events and activities in your office or public buildings, we challenge you to share your ideas on how to #UseTheStairs at home or outside for a daily dose of exercise.

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How can sports clubs, gyms and NGOs survive the crisis?

What will the coming months or years look like for the physical activity sector? Will club members come back? ISCA connected its members online for a candid conversation on how they see the threats and opportunities for their sports clubs, gyms and NGOs during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

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Physical distancing is now a human duty - but...

Physical activity remains a human right. Although it may be a human duty to stay apart, it is still our human right to move around and be active, if we are healthy enough to do so. Whether we are restricted from our gyms, sports clubs, parks or completely restricted to being indoors, we are still allowed to exercise in the space we have.

Read the comment by Mogens Kirkeby

Healthy lifestyle initiatives eligible for EU Health Award

Could your organisation be eligible for an EU Health Award? One of the two award categories is dedicated to "rewarding cities and schools promoting healthy lifestyles for children (6-18 years old)". You can submit your initiative for consideration until 29 April 2020 at 11am CEST. Find out how below.

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Interactive webinar features "mother of physical literacy" 

Partners from ISCA’s Physical Literacy for Life project are holding a free webinar on Tuesday 28 April at 12:30 CEST featuring an interactive interview with “the mother of physical literacy”, Margaret Whitehead, and Nigel Green from the International Physical Literacy Association, and Peter Elsborg from the Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen. 

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NowWeMOVE - in a different language!

Our members and NowWeMOVE National Coordinators are challenging us in ways we’ve never been challenged before – that is, to follow their online workouts in their mother tongues! But we all know that movement is a body language that transcends the spoken word. So why not try to follow their visual leads and try a more exotic workout or two?

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